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Lean processes and machinery

VTT’s internationally leading expertise and versatile facilities – from the laboratory up to the pilot scale – help companies to increase the efficiency of their current processes and to develop next-generation, resource-efficient wood processing, fibre and biorefinery processes.


Additional information

Erkki Hellen
Key Account Manager
+358 40 719 4675

Antti Kivimaa
Key Account Manager, Woodworking Industry
+358 40 050 1780

Next-generation technologies for fibre products

VTT is strongly committed to developing energy, water and raw material efficient processes such as foam forming to enable companies to fully exploit the potential of novel biomaterials and strengthen their position in the future bioeconomy.

Smart fibre processes

VTT offers services and unique research facilities for pulping, fractionation and further treatment of various fibre raw materials for paper and board making. The focus can be on optimising resource-efficient processes or on exploring novel product concepts like composites, reinforcement fabrics and prepegs.

Efficient utilisation of water, side-streams and waste

In VTT´s approach, water and waste management involves reduced energy and water consumption, reduced environmental impacts as well as the introduction of added-value products.

Added value with surface treatment, converting and printing

VTT and its customers develop functional surfaces, biobarriers and bioactive functionalities. VTT has world-class pilot facilities for surface treatment and the productisation of printed intelligence. Printed intelligent components are developed for applications in OLED displays and biosensors as well as print media and packaging.

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Processes for future forest biorefineries

In novel wood biorefinery processes, all major wood constituents can be selectively isolated, recovered, and further refined into value-added products. Numerous process options are available to ensure the optimal use of different types of raw materials. Conceptual biorefinery process modelling can be used to evaluate the concepts.

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Efficient processes in the woodworking industry

VTT enhances the competitiveness and profitability of the woodworking industry. VTT offers services for the development of the wood industry’s production management, processing of wood products, modelling and designing, as well as testing of complete products.

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